Midwest Sign Supply becomes Newest Image Armor Dealer

Midwest Sign and Screen Printing Supplies Brings Wider Distribution to Image Armor Products

 

Midwest Sign Supply becomes Newest Image Armor DealerIMAGE ARMOR PRETREATMENTS GAINS WIDER DISTRIBUTION THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

Image Armor is proud to announce the addition of our newest distributing partner, Midwest Sign & Screen Printing Supply Co. Midwest will carry the entire line of Image Armor pretreatments in their 10 locations located in California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Midwest has been a leading distributor since 1932.

Midwest is a full line Screen Printing, Sign and Direct to Garment wholesale supplier that serves a geographically wide area of the United States. With 10 different locations throughout the country the Image Armor product line will be more readily available to customers with shorter deliver times.

For more information you can visit the Midwest website at www.midwestsign.com or by calling Midwest at 800-328-6592. Additional information can be found on the Image Armor website at www.imagearmorpt.com

Using Image Armor ULTRA with Brother OEM White Ink

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Over the past several months we have been testing the Image Armor ULTRA with Brother’s white OEM ink. We wanted to present our findings with the industry.

In the past, we really did not effectively endorse using our Image Armor ULTRA dark shirt pretreatment with Brother OEM inks. However, in our most recent testing we found that there was virtually NO difference between the results of using Brother OEM pretreatment or Image Armor ULTRA Dark Shirt Formula.

We found that ULTRA gelled the white ink just as quickly and effectively as the OEM pretreatment.

Take a look at the picture below.

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Photographed at the same time side-by-side, are you able to tell which is Brother pretreatment and which one is Image Armor ULTRA pretreatment? Although it is very difficult to discern any difference between the two prints on your computer screen, there is one that looks slightly better than the other (to give you a hint it is not the OEM). Click on the image to get a larger view to see the actual full results labeled at the bottom of the photograph.

We used the same shirt for each print – the Spectra Tees 3100 series black shirt. While using different pretreatments, we did apply the same exact amount and cured the pretreatments the same exact way on a Viper XPT-1000 pretreatment machine. Even the print itself was exactly the same. Below you can see our settings for the above print.

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The Highlight was set to 7 while the Mask was set to 5. The shirts were printed immediately one after the other.

After printing, the ink was cured on a Hotronix manual heat press at 356F for 35 seconds using light pressure.

As cane be seen in the photo above, there was no real visible difference between the OEM pretreatment and using Image Armor ULTRA. This makes the ULTRA a great choice for Brother printer owners looking for a good alternative pretreatment that is ready to use – no mixing required.

If you have NOT tried Image Armor ULTRA yet, we want you to give it a try for FREE. This link will take you to a page talking about our Image Armor LIGHT Shirt pretreatment formula, but by filling out the questions and clicking that you use white ink we will also send a free quart of Image Armor ULTRA.

If you are not familiar with Image Armor LIGHT shirt formula for CMYK prints this pretreatment alls for printing on all types of fabrics from polyester to 100% cotton garments (for CMYK prints only). We know you’ll be amazed at the results or we wouldn’t be giving these samples away for free.

So, if you are looking for an easier to user pretreatment that requires no mixing, give Image Armor a try. You can find a dealer near you on our PURCHASE page.

Image Armor Testimonials

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CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
Tribal Graphics

ARTICULATE CREATION / WICKED SICK TEES

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“The implementation of Image Armor pretreatments into our DTG printing process has been a much needed upgrade from the former pretreats we had been using. Image Armor Dark formula has helped increase wash-fastness and white ink opacity on dark shirts while decreasing “shiny box” outlines and frustration associated with trying to dial in the amount of pretreat needed for every brand and style of garment. Image Armor Light formula has taken our light shirt prints from a washed-out look to appearing as vibrant as a water-based screen print with similar durability. IA Light has also enabled us to expand our product line beyond cotton, as we are now able to print on light 100% polyester garments with great detail and vibrancy. Thank you to Image Armor for helping Articulate Creation and the rest of the DTG industry with these revolutionary new products!”

Jeffrey McGurren Founder | Designer of Articulate Creation | Wicked Sick Tees

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